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1/48 Hasegawa Arado 234 "Blitz"-Updates-06/17

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It's been a long while since I've done anything aviation related so it's been really difficult to decide on what I'm going to do for an ice breaker for the last few months. I bounced back and forth from Ta-152 to an Fw190 D series to a 190 A series to finally .........this:

A Hase offering of the 234:
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I bought two of these because every time I start hackin' on a build for detail add ons like cockpits or engine displays or anything like that I have inherent problem of messing something up along the way to the point of being unrepairable so I just head it off at the pass with a spare parts kit. I don't know when exactly I'll get started on this bad boy as I still have to finish up my '54 Chevy Panel Wagon that I'm building in the Auto section here but I decided to post a Threadlocker anyway.

Here are the upgrades:

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with a masking set:

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Kevin: I started on one over at MCM and this was it. Gonna take 'er from the top here on this forum.

 

36 minutes ago, D.B. Andrus said:

 

4 engines = Ar 234C

 

Cheers,

 

D.B.

 

Right you are D.B.!! Alba, Tx eh? Man you are waaaaaaaaaaaaaaay out there. I used to live in Longview a looooooooong time ago but still remember the "Alba" city limit sign.

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53 minutes ago, mustang1989 said:

Right you are D.B.!! Alba, Tx eh? Man you are waaaaaaaaaaaaaaay out there. I used to live in Longview a looooooooong time ago but still remember the "Alba" city limit sign.

 

Alba city limit is a stretch!  :D  I live about 4 mi south in the middle of the woods, best place ever. Longview is like goin' to the moon, it's so far away. We go to Garland to see our Godson play sports - man, that seems like it takes a week to get there and a month to get back - uphill both ways, too.  Don't get to the coast as much I'd like, but c'est la vie.

 

Considering how much travel I did when  before and after the Marine Corps.... have really settled down since then.

 

:popcorn: Will keep an eye on your build, '89.

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Joe,

    Nice choice!  Might I suggest Candy Apple Red with wide black racing stripes finely outlined in white?  Nothing to extravagant, mind you.

 

I will watch fer sure!

 

Gaz

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I think I’m going to test fit this kit together first to see how it’s supposed to go together and then install my resin goodies here and there. I figure it’ll give me a slight edge when things aren’t going together so smoothly when installing the resin pieces. Painting this sucker on the bottom will be a unique experience for me as I’m used to painting my exteriors with no landing gear installed. Judging by the fit of the fuselage halves together and the wing to fuselage joint I’d say it might be a slight bit easier of a kit than I’d originally thought. icon_hmm_zps07rcoppf.gif

 

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More test fitting today with the Aires interior detail set. Looks like it's going to fit good at the firewall/ fuselage joint. Will have to see how everything is going to behave with the glass installed ..........

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This is a fairly well complimented set and I'm looking forward to working with it:

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I've got the tub all trimmed up and the two pieces glued together. I had to sand a lot of material from the bottom to get it to fit right but so far so good. Here's a few shots with the clear nose piece test fitted. It looks like it's gonna be A-OK.

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I cut the side panels from the resin mounting blocks today. This stuff is super thin so cutting it from them was a slow process to avoid breaking the dang things. Looks like everything is fitting here so far:

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and still mates up to the fuselage as good as I've ever seen from an Aires set

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Thanks Ringleheim! 

 

Completed the black basing here:

 

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And then managed to shoot a base coat of RLM 66 emamel. I then hit the highlights with a little acrylic RLM 66 with a drop of white in it on the high points. I set that aside to dry and then hit it with a coat of Tamiya Clear and allowed that to dry. I followed that up with a wash of MIG Productions dark wash lightened some so as not to be overbearing with it. After that dried under a lamp for a while I brought out all the details and dry brushed some silver over the corners and over some of the more frequently used controls through out the side consoles. I then went over everything with a coat of MM flat clear with a drop of grey in it to give the sun faded look. I still have to install the instruments at the R/H front console and at the upright panel at the front of the L/H console and then it'll be down to the PE details, resin pieces like the control yoke and seat with belts and then the main instrument panel. There's alot more stuff I didn't mention but the list is just too dang long. You get the picture though(no pun intended).

 

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